Francesco Rasola, a self taught Italian designer, debuted his Spring Summer 2018 collection titled ‘2+2=5’ as an artistic presentation today in Freemasons’ Hall.

Aiming to mix street wear with innovative Italian style, Rasola does just that, while exciting the audience with booming music and models dancing to the song ‘2+2=5’ by Radiohead. Featured throughout the collection were the words ‘two and two always makes five’ and ‘2+2=5’ including appearing on ribbons flowing off of trousers and sweatshirts, and sewn into the sides of clothes.

Bodysuits, electric coloured bomber jackets, yellow two pieces with cut-outs and loose trousers with ‘2+2=5’ printed on them lent themselves to the dominant colour scheme of vibrant green, yellow, orange and red.

Standouts included a black tulle skirt, completely sheer tops, two pieces and bodysuits, as well as a yellow poncho. The stunning collection was complimented by model’s hair styled in tight braids and green, yellow and orange makeup.

Following up his debut collection about time and inspired by the lives or ordinary people, this bold collection reflects his concept described as “a theory to deny what is otherwise evident’.


Words by Olivia Spring

Photos by Bethan Fielding